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Should I remove Viewpoint Media Player?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
51% remove it49% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #905
United States Rank #405
Reach 0.7589%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.66 days
432.38 days >
Average installed length: 227.18 days

Viewpoint Media Player

What is Viewpoint Media Player?

Viewpoint Media Player (VMP) is a browser graphics rendering plug-in originally produced by Viewpoint Corporation. Viewpoint Media Player is a web browser plug-in that enables users to view 3D content and other rich media, such as Flash content and video, on the Internet. Viewpoint Media Player has been included with various products from AOL, including AOL Instant Messenger (AIM).

About  (from MetaCreations)

With our Viewpoint Media Player browser plug-in, you can display the most visually striking and effective rich media-based interactive marketing and advertising available to marketers today. This platform seamlessly displays interactive 3D models, Macromedia Flash® animations and interfaces, 2D images, and streaming vi...  Read more


The main program executable is AxMetaStream.dll. The software installer includes 42 files and is usually about 7.21 MB (7,558,675 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\viewpoint\viewpoint experience technology
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Experience Technology\mtsAxInstaller.exe /u
Estimated size: 7.21 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Viewpoint Media Player

Program module:AxMetaStream.dll
Name:Viewpoint Media Player for Internet Explorer
Path:C:\Program Files\viewpoint\viewpoint experience technology\AxMetaStream.dll
Viewpoint Media Player is a browser graphics rendering plug-in originally produced by Viewpoint Corporation. Viewpoint Media Player is a web browser plug-in that enables users to view 3D content and other rich media, such as Flash content...
Additional files:
  • AxMetaStream.dll (by Viewpoint) - Viewpoint Media Player for Internet Explorer
  • MtsAxInstaller.exe (by Viewpoint) - Viewpoint Media Player MtsAxInstaller
  • npViewpoint.dll - MetaStream 3 Plugin (MetaStream 3 Plugin r4)
  • ComponentMgr.dll - ComponentMgr (Viewpoint Media Player Component Manager)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npViewpoint.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npViewpoint.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npViewpoint.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Viewpoint Media Player' with a plugin key of '@viewpoint.com/VMP' for all users of the PC.

How do I remove Viewpoint Media Player?

You can uninstall Viewpoint Media Player from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Viewpoint Media Player, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Viewpoint Media Player.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Viewpoint Media Player you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 39%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 51%
Keep it 49%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 41.04%
Windows Vista 29.58%
Windows 10 17.82%
Windows XP 11.54%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 25.57%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.37%
Windows 10 Home 7.34%
Windows 7 Professional 5.96%
Windows 8.1 5.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.43%
  Germany 5.21%
  United Kingdom 4.52%
  France 1.21%
  Canada 0.97%
  Iran 0.67%
  Spain 0.39%
  Italy 0.38%
  Netherlands 0.27%
  Australia 0.23%
  Brazil 0.21%
  Mexico 0.14%
  India 0.11%
  Indonesia 0.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 45.91%
Dell 28.15%
Acer 8.13%
Toshiba 6.51%
ASUS 2.34%
Intel 1.97%
Lenovo 1.78%
American Megatrends 1.26%
Sahara 1.13%
Gateway 0.76%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 9.48%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.44%
HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebo... 4.50%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 4.46%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 3.12%
HP G60 Notebook PC 3.10%

About MetaCreations

MetaCreations (merged into Viewpoint Corporation) was a software company based on the mergers of MetaTools, Fractal Design, Ray Dream, Specular, and RTG and was best known for its graphics applications, such as Ray Dream Studio, Fractal Design Painter, Bryce, and Kai's Power Tools.


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